If it is indeed, the baffling reportings of The Star is getting a bizarre turn!
Recently,Dr. MiM and Helen Ang wrote on their blogs that the MCA’s newspaper, The Star, wrote a news coverage on our DYMM Agong on a small column of page 12, beneath a story of Lim Guan Eng. Is the newspaper prioritising the Penang Chief Minister over the supreme ruler of Malaysia?
Does it signifies how unimportant and insignificant the Agong is to The Star?
Cases like these are not uncommon throughout The Star’s reportings in the recent years. The Star had often showed their apparent hatred towards the ruling political coalition and the monarchical institution despite the fact that they are owned by MCA, the second largest group in the Barisan Nasional. They had even once admitted that they were giving DAP the ‘VIP treatment’ which includes discounts on advertisements as well as shorter submission minimum time limit.
And just a few days ago, The Star welcomed a new columnist, Fahmi Fadzil, to their crew… and he just happens to be Nurul Izzah’s political secretary (and by the way, The Star claims that Nurul Izzah is the 5th most influential women in the country). Please see: http://helenang.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/setpol-nurul-izzah-dilantik-menjadi-kolumnis-star/ Apart from being the Lembah Pantai MP, she is also the vice president of PKR and the daughter of PKR’s de facto leader, Anwar Ibrahim.
To be honest, I truly believe that Helen Ang is a more eligible writer to fit the role and I’m sure many would agree with me (except maybe MalaysiaKini) .
What is it about him that The Star finds appealing? Is it really because of his pure writing talents or is there more it behind it all? Can we still (if we ever had) trust The Star to be publish a fair coverage to the public? And how is MCA reacting to all these?
(please see also: Is MCA becoming the Malaysian Christian Association?)